Day in the Orchestra 2020

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio

Day in the Orchestra 2020

Applications are now open for Day in the Orchestra 2020

The event will be held on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio. Our conductor will be Benjamin Northey, Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Conductor in Residence with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

This event gives community musicians the opportunity to sit side-by-side in rehearsal and performance with musicians from Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Over the course of a weekend, players will rehearse with renowned conductor Benjamin Northey, take part in sectional rehearsals with musicians, and perform exciting repertoire in front of an audience.

​Please Note: This Event Page Is for Participants for Day in the Orchestra. Tickets for Audience Members Will Be on Sale Soon. For Further Information, Please Contact Our Community Engagement Team on or Phone (07) 3833 5044


This opportunity is open to community musicians 18 years and older, and most suited to participants who play regularly in a symphonic band or orchestra. If you are keen to spend the weekend playing great music with new and old friends then you are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to observe rehearsals and tutorials without playing please contact us.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will select enough musicians to establish a full orchestra appropriate for the programmed repertoire. If any section is oversubscribed then participants will be selected in a draw. Successful applicants will need to provide their own instruments and equipment, except for percussion instruments.

Sheet music for Dvorak, Elgar and Tchaikovsky can be obtained at
Scanned parts for these will be available at the end of February and parts for the Koehne Elevator Music will be available in mid-March. Links to music will be forwarded to applicants when available.

#Further information

Application timeline

Monday 27 April: Closing date for applications
Friday 1 May: Participants notified of acceptance
Mon day 4 May: Audience and participant tickets on sale
Friday 15 May: Closing date for payment for participants

Weekend schedule

Friday 29 May 6.30pm: Evening orchestra rehearsal
Saturday 30 May 9.30am to 12.30pm: Sectional rehearsals
Saturday 30 May 2.00pm: Afternoon orchestra rehearsal
Saturday 30 May 6.00pm: Final run-through
Saturday 30 May 7.30pm to 8.45pm: Performance




Symphony No.9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’, mvt 1



Nimrod from Enigma Variations



Elevator Music for Orchestra



Symphony No.4 in F minor, mvt 4


Benjamin Northey

Benjamin Northey





29 May 2020




30 May 2020


#Ticket Information

Third Party Resellers

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is the official ticketing service for Day in the Orchestra 2020. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree.

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